Yvette Broch has returned to the handball field more than two years after her retirement.

The 29-year-old Westland trains at his own request with the French Metz, the club of Orange national coach Emmanuel Mayonnade.

"It took me 2.5 years to learn things about myself and to have other experiences in life," Broch told



"The pressure I put on myself as a top athlete eventually burned me out."

The 118-time Oranje-international (303 goals) put an abrupt end behind her successful career in August 2018.

She decided to quit because she was completely exhausted physically and mentally.

“In recent years I have become a different person, in which I have seen life from a completely different side,” she says.

"Now I also experience handball differently. I love to be on the field again and really enjoy it. That is also my intention and we will see. For now it is mainly good training and having fun."

From 2011 to 2015, Broch also played for Metz.

Then she left for the Hungarian top club Györi, with which she won the Champions League twice.

The circle player won silver with the Orange at the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship and bronze at the 2017 World Cup. She was also part of the team that finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.